Best Wildlife Destinations in Uganda

Best Wildlife Destinations in Uganda

Below we provide a run down of some of the most popular places you might want to visit in Uganda if you are hoping to see wild animals...




1. Entebbe

This is where a lot of tours begin and in your spare time you might want to visit the beautiful Entebbe Botanical Gardens. 



2. The Kibale Forest

You can explore the rainforest in search of primates – red-tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus and black and white colobus monkeys, and chimpanzees. The surrounding areas are spectacular and getting to the Kibale Forest is an amazing experience, you will usually pass through Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and drive through beautiful tea plantations. Expect breathtaking views and a cooler climate.



3. Queen Elizabeth National Park

The north side of Queen Elizabeth National Parkis dominated by the snowcapped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. Second century Egyptian explorer, Ptolemy, named them the “Mountains of the Moon.” QENP lies between Lake George and Lake Edward, which are connected by the Kisinga Channel. We overnight overlooking the channel and Lake Edward, an area explored by Henry Morton Stanley in the 1870’s. Cruises are available to join on the Kasinga Channel where you can see the world’s largest concentration of Nile hippo. Birding is excellent. Species range in size from tiny, malachite kingfishers to goliath herons.



4. Mbarara / Lake Mburo National Park

The Mbarara and Lake Mburu National Park are the perfect locations for game drives.



5. Kampala

A large city and the capital of Uganda, great for for shopping and eating out, you might like to pay a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers.



Other Places to Consider

  • Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Mount Elgon National Park
  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park
  • Semuliki National Park



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